MemberOctober 21, 2021 at 1:11 AM
Social media is a very crucial part of almost every individual’s life nowadays. The use of social media is replacing face-to-face interaction among many people in society, which leads us to an important question, whether it is a good or bad thing for society? This essay will discuss both the advantages and disadvantages of using social media as a replaceable tool for in-person meeting with people.
Almost every human is using digital platforms and spends atleast two to four hours daily on this digital world, according to a study. One of the advantage of this digital meeting is the safety from any communal disease. For instance, the world has just witnessed the Covid pandemic, a life-taking disease which can only be prevented by avoiding meeting people in-person. Another advantage is that this digital concept proves to be a time-saving method of socialising. To illustrate, It doesn’t matter whether you are far away from your friend, you just need to ping and you will be connected to any part of the world.
Like every other thing in this universe, this digital interaction has its disadvantages too. One of which is incapable of doing the activities which one can only do while having a physical interaction. Consider an example, you want to visit a water park with your friend, which can only be possible by meeting your friend physically in the real world. Furthermore, extensive use of digital platforms is affecting people’s personality in a negative way. People lack social skills like body posture and don’t give much importance to their appearance. To give an example, one does not dressed up fully to have an online meeting, he can join while sitting on his bed wearing some casual clothes.
Although social media interactions have its drawbacks but on a personal level, I think it is more advantageous to humanity in many ways.